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CITY OF CAPE TOWN AND SELECT COMMITTEE ON FINANCE Presented by: Clr I Neilson (Executive Committee Member Finance) Date: November 2008. Objectives of this Presentation. Provide a context to the Current Status of the City of Cape Town
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a) A prosperous City.
b) Effective and equitable service delivery.
c) A well governed and efficiently run administrationThe City of Cape Town: Long Term Vision
1.Shared Economic Growth
2. Sustainable Urban Infrastructure and Services
3. Energy Efficiency for a Sustainable Future
4. Public Transport Systems
5. Integrated Human Settlements
6. Safety and Security
7. Health, Social and Human Capital Development
8 Good Governance and Regulatory reform
Note:None of the above are under City/local control but all have a major impact on City development strategies.
Joint planning/co-ordination is essential!!
Supply Chain Management
Note: Impact of 2010 funding in 2010/2011 year
Summary: Once the basics are in place, expanded delivery will follow.
Focus on service delivery departments.
Key reasons for payment challenges:
Socio economic factors (fuel and food)
Rates Rebate (Senior Citizens/Disabled Persons)
2008/2009 Rebate based on monthly income between R2 880 – R7 000
= 23 768 registered persons for 2008/2009
(17 195 person registered for the rebate in 2007/2008 when the rebate was limited to an income of R1 880 – R5 000 per month)
Indigent Grants (Housing/Services/Rates)
100% Rates rebate based on monthly income < R2 880 (mainly pensioners) = 2 992 (incl child headed households)
100% Rates rebate based on property value < R88 000
= 68 422
Housing rental and selling scheme indigent grant (income <R2 880)
= 3 432
All properties valued <R199 000 receive a R30 indigent grant (used towards water and sanitation)
Various other poverty relief grants are available.
Electricity and Area Lighting
*10% benchmark: maintenance average (national level)
The City’s intention is to meet the 10% benchmark. Major movement in this direction already underway.